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Called to Action: A Panel Discussion with the Founders of Artists Call and Contemporary Practices Today

203 Cornell Dr
October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Header Image: Artists Call organizational meeting at Leon Golub’s and Nancy Spero’s studio, New York, 1984. Courtesy of Doug Ashford.

Please join us for a lively discussion with the founders of Artists Call and contemporary artists working in solidarity today. In this conversation, the founders will discuss how the movement formed, its successes and failures, what it meant to organize against the US government in solidarity with Central Americans in the mid-1980s, as well as what the exhibition,  Art for the Future, indicates about art and activism now. They will be joined in conversation with contemporary practitioner Martín Wannam on resonances and contemporary strategies today.

The panel includes the venerable New Mexican art critic, historian, and activist Lucy Lippard; Salvadoran poet and filmmaker Daniel Flores y Ascencio; as well as Guatemalan artist and educator Martín Wannam, Lecturer in Graphic Design at UNM Department of Art.

The conversation will be led by Abigail Satinsky, co-curator of Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities.

Major support for this event was provided by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund, with additional support from The University of New Mexico Department of Art’s Gale Memorial Lecture Series, and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM.


Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event CategoryMuseum


Venue Name: Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts
Address: 203 Cornell Dr
Albuquerque, 87106 United States

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